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Healthy Strategies To Help Those With GERD
The holidays are approaching and all those great treats can sometimes cause discomfort. GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), affects millions of people every year. Reflux means that stomach acid and juices flow from the stomach back up into the tube that leads from the throat to the stomach (esophagus). This causes heartburn. When you have heartburn that bothers you often, it is called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Having heartburn from time to time doesn't mean that you...
Concussion: What Parents Need to Know
Many activities of daily living from work to play can put people of all ages at risk for falls and collisions that could lead to mild traumatic brain injuries or, as they are commonly called, concussions. The majority of people who suffer a concussion recover fully with no need for medical treatment. However, the risk for long-term neurological problems dictates careful scrutiny of any head injury. The NorthShore Neurological Institute’s multidisciplinary team of concussion and head...
Vitamin D: The Heart Healthy Sunshine Vitamin
As the days get shorter it becomes more difficult to get your recommended daily dose of vitamin D, or “The Sunshine Vitamin.” Vitamin D is important for many functions in the body, but it can also help you in the winter months when you start to feel blue. Dr. Curtis Mann discusses Vitamin D deficiency, signs, symptoms, and recommended dosages to help you avoid the symptoms of SAD (seasonal affective disorder).
The Do’s and Don’ts of Preparing for a Good Night’s Rest.
The need for a good nights sleep is more important than ever. Adults need anywhere from 7-9 hours of quality sleep a night to be at their best throughout the day. With such busy lifestyles, and so many electronics, a good nights sleep may be harder to achieve than in years past. Sleep hygiene is the way you prepare yourself at night for relaxing so you can fall asleep. Lori Lovitz, DO, is here to discuss her best tips for falling asleep and staying asleep through the night to feel...